“Water Rescue at Port Waikato – Port Waikato – Counties Manukau”

nz-police-logoPort Waikato – Counties Manukau, (24, May) – Police and emergency services were called to the scene of a water rescue at Port Waikato near Ngahinapouri Island at about 3.00 pm today (Sunday).

Four people had been swept down the Waikato River after the vessel they were in overturned.
Three persons were taken safely onto shore by Coastguard rescue and were then taken to Middlemore Hospital for treatment. A fourth person is confirmed deceased at the scene.
Police inquiries are continuing.